Wednesday, November 10, 2010

High Country

Before climbing this mountain, I could only imagine what heaven must be like...

Lost Peak

Helms Meadow

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Edward Condit was a Army Man"

...and along with the thousands of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters...watched silently from a distance, as his family bowed their heads in sorrow and honor...the smallest of them all, turns his head to the familiar image under the old Cypress and catches the wink and a smile shared only between the two...

~Tess Carlyle Dalke


Driving alone on this highway one very early morning, I was moved by the images of this lonely, vast and open land.  The images before me carried me along on a romantic journey of days gone by...

Friday, October 1, 2010

No Place Like Home

We don't always need to be on the road, sometimes what we're looking for is right here in our own backyard...

"...There's no place like home"
                      ~Dorothy Gale, from the "Wizard of Oz"                        

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Fine Little Town

..Tucked into the glorious foothills of the Mother Lode sits Murphys. Foothills and valleys are lined with vines...Zin's, Syrah's and a mighty tasty Viognier will have you coming back real soon.  Elm's, Oak's, and Pine's line the streets, whispering stories of the men who shared a dream of what the west might offer...Murphys gives hope to the small town seeker, offering a dream of the simpler life...give her a visit...this place, this grand old gal...Murphys!

Cobbled streets lined with Elm trees share secrets of those who walked them in the
past...Mark Twain, Ulysses Grant, Black Bart

A cold one awaits weary travelers at the well seasoned bar

Old Oaks sit scattered in hills and valleys bowing to the almighty vine

The rooms of this old place tell tales of 49er's, poets and presidents 

A colorful invitation to rest and sip a perfect Viognier 


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Napa's Spring

The Farm House

Eastern Ridge


Napa Colors

Spring Vines

The Brickhouse


Wild Mustard